Council Buys Land For 180 Space Car Park

Image: Land for car park

A new car park specifically to meet the needs of commuters has moved a step closer now the District Council has bought land at Cambridgeshire Business Park in Ely.

Officers at ECDC have purchased half a hectare of land for the development of the 180-space car park as part of the Ely Transport Strategy.

With development at the site due to begin in the summer, the facility should be welcoming its first vehicles in the autumn.
John Hill, Chief Executive at ECDC, said: ‘This is a major step forward in the development of the Ely Transport Strategy. The new car park, once completed, will offer commuters a safe and secure place to leave the car while they travel to their place of work.

This is a major step forward in the development of the Ely Transport Strategy.

John Hill, Chief Executive, ECDC

‘My officers are also progressing with the other elements of the strategy including: developing the new park and ride service, planning a safe route from the station to the car park and investigating the financial implications of the new car park in relation to on-street decriminalisation. Once in place the new car park will significantly relieve the pressure on parking throughout the city and provide new options for those who wish to visit Ely.’

The Ely Transport Strategy aims to enhance accessibility; promote the city as a service, tourism and employment centres; improve the car parking experience and resolve the railway station parking problems.

The cost of the land for the car park was £635,000 and was bought from Cawdle Developments Limited who, last year, also sold a modern detached two-storey office building at Ely’s Cambridgeshire Business Park for £1,650,000.

Although not revealed, it is likely the plot of land is located just off Angel Drove close to the Cambridgeshire Business Park.